Month: January 2017

Profile: The Educator

Whitney Shelley heard the call to teach, but as it turned out her students weren’t the 5th graders she expected. Instead, she gravitated to adult learners and entered tech, using her math degree to become a design engineer and then the 43rd female Microsoft engineering instructor in the world. Shelley’s was a traveling classroom focused on authorized Microsoft network engineering classes and eventually led to her teaching the very first community college Microsoft certified program. “I loved that. I loved teaching. I loved people that wanted to be there. I loved technology and the engineering component,” Shelley says. When...

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StudySoup Announces Women in Tech Scholarship

In an effort to empower students eager to immerse themselves in STEM, StudySoup has announced an offering of a $1000 Women in Technology Scholarship to an outstanding female student who is planning a career in the field of computer science and/or computer programming. StudySoup launched in 2014 as a peer-to-peer learning marketplace. When we were in school, we found that success in the classroom can be a pretty ambiguous thing. Every class has hours of lectures and dozens of readings. Come midterm time, most students are overwhelmed and have no idea how they should study. Without fail, however, there...

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NDC Announces 2017 Distinguished CIOs

The Texas Diversity Council is pleased to announce the 2017 Distinguished Chief Information Officer award winners. This award will be formally presented to the esteemed honorees on February 21, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Austin, Texas. “The 2017 Distinguished Chief Information Officer award honors a diverse range of executive leaders of the highest caliber,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chairman of the National Diversity Council. “Our team takes great pride in honoring this group of accomplished men and women that continue to push innovation in business and beyond.” Selection for this distinction was based on each individual’s...

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